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Initiating an ICS connection

Discussion in 'Networking' started by CarolinaBill, Aug 9, 2006.

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  1. CarolinaBill

    CarolinaBill Thread Starter

    Jan 1, 2006
    When I am a user at a client computer how can I initiate an Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) connection at the host computer. I am very much of a neophyte in using ICS and have just finished many long hours of trying to configure a Win98SE machine as a host computer in a network linked to two Win XP machines. After much trial and error, I am able to successfully share a connection initiated on the host over a dial-up modem, and also connect my client XP machine to the internet by simply opening the specific application. As a tip to others who may try to install ICS I learned in all these efforts that it is apparently critical to have all the settings for the host and client computers in place BEFORE installing ICS on the win98 machine. I had to uninstall, then restart, then install ICS using the Add Windows Component tool on Control Panel, then restart again, before finally achieving success.

    So much for history. My question now, "Is there any way I can initiate remotely (from the client computers) the dial-up connection on the host computer?" I find that if the host is not connected, I cannot access the internet on the clients other than by dialing-up locally on their own individual modems. It is not absolutely critical because it is always possible for the client user to ask the host user to connect to the internet, but it would be much more convenient to be able to do it remotely. I will appreciate all suggestions.
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